Bill Gates admits that ctrl-alt-del was a mistake

After you have regretted for the first time in 2013 that a single button has not been designed in place of the combination ctrl-alt-del, Bill Gates just to reiterate. The co-founder of Microsoft has indeed apologized for this combination of keys, admitting it was a mistake.

Bill Gates presents his excuses

Anyone who has ever used a PC running the Windows know : use the combination ctrl-alt-del can be challenging and generate frustration. If this combination has different jobs, it is mainly used to perform a restart of the system. The operating systems from Microsoft (but also others) may be unstable, most Windows users have already had to press frantically these three keys, and most often several times…

This is why Bill Gates has apologized. He has admitted that the combination of the keys ctrl, alt and del, which has become a crucial element in the use of Windows, does not meet the expectations of the users.

A single button to replace the combination ctrl-alt-del

Bill Gates has taken advantage of the Bloomberg Global Business Forum, which was held on Wednesday 20 September 2017 in New-York, to express his regrets. “If I could make a small change, I’d do a single touch ” he said.

This is not the first time that the co-founder of Microsoft will be speaking on the subject. At the beginning of the year 2013, he had already taken the engineers who worked on the first IBM PC that are at the origin of the combination. “We could have a single button. But the guy who designed the keyboard IBM did not want to give us a single button , “he then lamented during an event held at Harvard university.

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Changed the 21/09/2017 at 13h53

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